A Connecting Church

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A church that connects with each person is a church which will grow beyond the walls of their building. This is the first in a series of Bible Classes regarding a "Connecting Church"

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A Connecting Church

  1. 1. Getting Plugged In – In 2010!<br />
  2. 2. Stop “Doing” Church<br />(It might destroy you!)<br />
  3. 3. A Connecting Church<br />Fellowship, Evangelism and Benevolence<br />
  4. 4. Fellowship<br />Things to Remember:<br /><ul><li>Fellowship does not have to involve food.
  5. 5. Fellowship does not have to take place in a church building.
  6. 6. Fellowship involves other people.</li></li></ul><li>Fellowship<br />Things to Remember:<br /><ul><li>Fellowship is a sharing, working relationship with each other as an ever-growing spiritual family.
  7. 7. Fellowship is two-fold:
  8. 8. Your fellowship with God. (2 Corinthians 5.20; Ephesians 2.14-16)
  9. 9. Your fellowship with each other. 9John 17.11; Acts 1.14; Colossians 2.2)</li></li></ul><li>Fellowship<br />The Words:<br /><ul><li>“Koinonia” – joint participation, association
  10. 10. “Koinonos” – partner, companion, partaker
  11. 11. “Metoche” – partnership, participation</li></li></ul><li>Fellowship<br />The Words:<br /><ul><li>“Koinoneu” – share, participate in deeds of others
  12. 12. “Sunkoinoneo” – to become a partaker together with others</li></li></ul><li>Fellowship<br />A Concluding Thought:<br /><ul><li>Fellowship is joint participation, an association or partnership in the deeds of others.</li></li></ul><li>Fellowship<br />An Outsiders View:<br /><ul><li>Several years ago, some churches allowed themselves to be analyzed in this way; here is what was discovered:
  13. 13. The great majority of members knew a very small percentage of the people.
  14. 14. Those who gathered for worship were mostly an anonymous group of worshipers.
  15. 15. They were not a genuine community of souls prepared to bear one another's burdens.
  16. 16. They expressed little interest in becoming more involved in each other's lives.</li></li></ul><li>Fellowship<br />An Outsiders View:<br /><ul><li>Several years ago, some churches allowed themselves to be analyzed in this way; here is what was discovered:
  17. 17. The great majority of members knew a very small percentage of the people.
  18. 18. Those who gathered for worship were mostly an anonymous group of worshipers.
  19. 19. They were not a genuine community of souls prepared to bear one another's burdens.
  20. 20. They expressed little interest in becoming more involved in each other's lives.</li></li></ul><li>A Connecting Church<br />Fellowship, Evangelism and Benevolence<br />

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